When I took my office I swore to do all I can to not only protect, but to promote our world-class British Steel. Since being elected I have had many, many meetings with Business Ministers to keep British Steel at the top of their agenda. I have visited Britsh Steel twice, including once with our new Business Scretary.
In Parliament I got myself elected as co-Chair for the Steel Parliamentary Group, which helps me to work with other MPs and UK Steel groups to promote British Steel. When the Prime Minister announced his decision to carry on with British Steel I asked him on the spot to use our steel for its rails. I will continue to work flat out until our steelworks is secure, and once that is done I will promote our world-class steel within our country and internationally.
My grandfather was a steelworker, many of my friends and family are steelworkers, I spent many days of my childhood in the Steeworks, the Steelworks is in the soul of Scunthrope and I will work flat out to protect it.